American Banker Names Centier #4 In The Nation As Best Bank To Work For

November 26, 2013

American Banker magazine has named Indiana-based Centier Bank among the nation’s Best Banks to Work For. Centier placed #4 of all banks listed under $3 billion in assets.

Centier Bank was recognized for its exceptional corporate culture, which includes numerous work-life balance initiatives, including an on-site health clinic that is open to all employees with insurance, regardless of whether or not they are insured through the bank.  Centier opened the OurHealth Clinic in April 2013 on Centier’s Merrillville campus, and has since opened a second location in Valparaiso.

“We are honored to receive this accolade from American Banker,” stated Mike Schrage, Centier Bank president and CEO.  “Being recognized among the best in the nation is a major accomplishment for us.  It lets us know that what we’re doing for our employees extends beyond just the local service we provide.  We are leading best practices that impact the banking industry.”

Centier has long been recognized as a leading employer who supports its workforce with wellness amenities and programs to create a healthy work-life balance.  In addition to its on-site health clinic, the company also offers flexible scheduling, day care discounts, infertility assistance, wedding and high school graduation bonuses, and a senior care benefit for associates, parents, and grandparents.

“We have always done our best to create a family-friendly atmosphere,” stated Schrage.  “The friendliness that our customers experience when working with us is genuine…our employees are happy and we do the best we can to keep it that way.”

Centier Bank has developed a strong reputation as an employer of choice, having been recognized for the last seven years as Indiana’s Top 10 “Best Places to Work” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  Centier is now the largest privately-owned independent bank in Indiana and remains committed to being owned and operated by the Schrage family in the future.  The bank has 46 retail banking locations in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Marshall, and Tippecanoe Counties in Indiana, with additional business banking locations serving Carmel/Indianapolis, Mishawaka, and Fort Wayne.

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